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CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
. thank you for being with us. let me begin by asking about florida. you said the president will win your state. breakdown the demographics of florida. where will the president do well and mitt romney? >> let's just talk about how early voting has been going. you do that combined with the absentee voting. going into early voting, we cut the absentee ballots by 85%. going in they had about 36,000 ballots when normally they have more than 200,000 ballots more than us. when early voting ended yesterday we had 104 more democrats that have cashed out. -- 104,000 more that have cast ballots. we have run circles around them because of our very strong and ground game. there has been an explosive turnout of democrats in major counties. yesterday we had single day records and major counties around the state of florida. going into election day weekend see in my state that the enthusiasm is explosive among democratic voters were turned out in record numbers to support president obama. the same is true in states across the country like nevada and iowa and north carolina. we have over 300,000 vote
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
followed the florida recount. his remarks are just over 12 minutes. [applause] thank you wahl. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. caving, my fellow americans. i appreciate some very much the opportunity to speak with you tonight. mr. speaker, lieutenant governor, friends, distinguished guests, our country has been through a long and trying period, with the outcome of the presidential election not finalized for longer than any of us can imagine. vice president gore and i put our hearts and hopes into this campaign. we shared similar emotions so i understand how difficult this moment must be for vice- president gore and his family. he has a distinguished record of service to our country as a congressman, a senator, and vice-president. i received a gracious call from the vice-president this evening. we agreed to meet early next week and agreed to do our best to heal our country after this hard fought contest. tonight i want to thank all the thousands of volunteers and campaign workers who worked so hard on me -- my behalf. i also salute the vice-president and hi
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
going to hear the case of florida v. jardines, it's just over an hour. >> we'll hear argument first this morning in case 11-564, florida v. jardines. mr. garre. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, and may it please the court, in the three prior cases in which this court has held that a dog sniff is not a search, this court has emphasized that a dog sniff is unique, both in terms of the manner in which information is obtained and the nature of the information revealed. as to the latter point, this court has emphasized that a drug detection dog reveals only the presence of contraband, and that no one has a legitimate expectation of privacy in that. >> i mean, that just can't be a proposition that we can accept across the board. nobody under that view has an interest in contraband in their home. the question is, can you find out the contraband? it's just a circular argument. and if -- and in the -- was it the caballes case that talked about that, if i have the right name? that was where the contraband was visible, it was almost like the smoking gun falls out. well, of course, there's no i
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
charles wells to look back at the 2000 election result in florida and we'll discuss the history of close presidential elections with presidential historian richard norton smith p. -- smith. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] >> from this location of fairfax high school in fairfax, pretty busy so far. closed at 7:00. florida closing at 8:00 tonight. ohio also closing later after that. the first tally of votes coming in from dixville knocks, new hampshire. -- knox, new hampshire. by the way, c-span's coverage of election day 2012 starts at 8:00 this evening with the interactive result on the house and governor's races. you can see a real-time display of the balance of powers. live video from both the obama and romney headquarters. plus, you can get reaction as well. again, join us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into c-span.org for more information and other information c
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 12:30am EST
. now, president obama at a rally in hollywood, florida. this is one of four stops for the president. this is about an hour. >> hello, florida. are you fired up? are you ready to go? i am sorry, i could i hear you. are you fired up? ready to go? let me tell you why i am here. because i love barack obama. the first time i met him as when he came to florida in february of 2009. he came here because he wanted to help our public-school teachers, he wanted to help our law enforcement officers, he wanted to help our fire fighters. it was the recovery act. when i was your governor, the last two years were the first two years of his presidency. this president came here to help us. we were looking at a hole in our budget deeper than the marriott entrenched. -- mariana trench. the president was talking about the stimulus come of their group -- recovery act, and he got it done. one man came here and got it done, president barack obama. but he did not stop there. about a year after that, florida had the most serious environmental disaster in the history of our country. the bp oil spill. guess wh
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
think he is the right candidate at in the state of florida we have 820,000 people out of work. people have given up looking for work. we need somebody in the white house who understands how jobs are created. it is not government that creates jobs. this individual to create jobs. when mitt romney is president he is going to need another united states senator, republican senator from florida. [applause] how many here have already voted? [applause] and for those of you who wake up tomorrow morning and go vote. after you vote for mitt romney go down the ballot a little more and vote for connie mack. can you do that? there are dig differences between senator nelson and myself. he was the deciding vote for obamacare. i voted against obamacare. [applause] senator nelson has voted for higher taxes 272 times. i voted to cut taxes. [applause] senator nelson voted to gut our military. i voted to strengthen our 34il8 tear. military [applause] a couple of things happen when i beat senator nelson. the second thing that happens is harry reid will no longer control the agenda. [applause] so florida,
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 9:30pm EST
radio, and i c-span.org. president obama stop at a rally in hollywood, florida. one of four campaign stops. trauma -- this is about half an hour. ♪ ♪ >> hello, florida. are you ready to go? i am sorry, i could not hear your -- are you ready to go? could everybody please give them a big round of applause. stories like hers are why i got into public service in the first place. i am so proud of her and her family. she is going to do great things. we also have here the former governor, charlie crist. a big round of applause. [applause] your outstanding senator for the next six years, bill nelson, is in the house. [applause] representatives ted deutch, and the chairman of the democratic party, debbie wasserman schultz, they are all here. [applause] let's hear it for your mayor. [applause] now, all of your here -- i am really happy about that. [applause] for the past several days, all of us have been focused on the storm's taking place along the east coast. -- florida knows something about stars. as a nation, we mourn those who have been lost. i have been up to new jersey. i h
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
places like florida and wisconsin. if it is a question of voting issues in florida, let's look at "the miami herald." election officials shut the doors to headquarters, angering voters, resuming the proceedings one hour later. the question here is on early voting in the state of florida. it was an attempt to allow more people to early vote, it devolved into chaos and confusion just days before the nation decide its next president. election officials -- host: so, questions there, in florida. let's cut to the phones and hear what you have to say. joe, the morning, iowa, good morning. caller: as far as the electoral college system, i disagree with that, it should be the popular vote. it is the people that it is about. host: you do not like the electoral college? caller: excuse me? call -- host: you do not like the electoral college. caller: yes. if you guys remember, ronald reagan said to trust, but verify. host: we are seeing that the candidates are paying attention to iowa. iowa certainly gets a lot of attention in the primary, but you are also seeing a lot of candidates at this late st
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
-- host: this poll shows mitt romney ahead by six points in florida, another one showing obama up by five points. [laughter] guest: same weekend? there are two polling firms out there, that there have been real questions about. going back to the point that andrew made, you have to make an assumption that some point. is turnout going to be like it was in 2004? which was even between the parties? or will it be more like 2008, with seven points for the democrats? my preference is to look in between. but what the poll has been doing in particular is looking more at what it was in 2008, which political pollsters will tell you, it will not be at that point. it needs to be somewhere near where the republicans were in 2008. host: the annual crystal ball contest from "the washington post." jim cramer, predicting that mitt romney will get 98 electoral votes, the president, 440? he is the only one predicting a landslide for the president. guest: he is the only one predicting that. i am a democratic partisan, i would love to see that, but i do not think it will be close to that. host: only two a
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
a bump in the polls post and this was kind of a disconnect where we were all on this trip in florida reading all the analysis and it all said this is terrible. horrendous and all these things and we were thinking, well we tested it and people really like speech. they like what he had to say and that ended up the road map for us moving forward. >> i don't think the wrong women materialized among the larger electorate in this sort of small day-to-day combat we had on cable news and on blogs and twitter. i think we had a difficult marriage gap that effected our ability to win but if you look at the exit poling and the winning on the economy and having at least an imaginable gender gap that was something that really did was catnip for t.v. bookers and made for sort of the outrage index that often times comes with the dialogue in campaigns. it said that but i don't think materialized as a big of a difference in the campaign. >> i talked to someone in the romney operation that said when we were talking of the polls and evaluation and why they were shocked that it was not a lot closer they
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. some of the exit polling looks good, some does not, with what people think of health care and the role of government. people ask me, who should i vote for? what will they do? i have no clue. none of the candidates talked about what they'll do. it goes with what john wrote, about how small the campaign is in what is a huge moment. when you think of what is happening with our debt. trillion-dollar deficits but it feels small. >> obama a
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6374 to designate the facility of the department of veterans' affairs located at 180 martin drive in carrollton, georgia, as the trinka davis veterans village. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. caller: h r. 6374, a bill to designate the facile i have to the dotcht veterans affairs located at 180 martin drive in carrollton, georgia, as the trinka davis veterans village. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from florida, ms. brown, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. miller: i yield myself such time as i i might consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognize. mr. miller: the legislation before us does in fact designate the veterans affairs building in carrollton georgia as the trinka davis veterans village. trinka was a businessperson who desired that her estate be used to benefit veterans and their families. following her death,
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 1:00am EST
million in california alone. sometime today we think we will be officially the winner in florida. as of right now, total turnout and number of voters has increased in colorado, iowa, minnesota, nevada, north carolina, and wisconsin. it looks like it decreased in 35 of 49 battleground states. the total turnout may be higher in 2008 when all the votes are finally counted. as we planned for, total minority vote share increased to 28%. our coalition turnout, women made up about the same percent of the electorate as in 2008. we got 65% of women voters. for lots of reporting about youth turnout, they continue to turn out and take control of their future. in virginia, we increased our youth percentage. in florida, voting rates increased to 16%, and we got 61% in 2008 and 66% in 2012. african american turnout and support was as high or higher than ever. in ohio, african-americans increased from 11% to 15%. we got somewhere between 9% and 97% in every battleground state. 71% of latino vote, the highest percentage of latino vote since 1996. in florida increase from 14% in 2008 to 17% in 2012.
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am EST
? talk to me about your voting process. florida took a long time to get their numbers and. caller: it did. it was not that i tried to call, i have been sick and not been able to. i want to say one thing -- c- span has improved so much by asking people to give their zip codes. this keeps serial collars limited. the one recommendation i really want c-span to be diligent about his keeping callers on the question. they will call in and want to answer their own agenda or whatever. please try to retarget them back the question is.e first of all, i do not think we need to speed up the voting process. i think we need to make it better. i am not a real big fan of early voting except for people disabled or in the military. i think it does increase the chance for fraud. host: how would you make it better? caller: i confess i do not have the answers, but there are many states like massachusetts that do not have early voting at all. would you look at the end of the election and look at the problems, they did not have really very many problems in their state. there are other states like that as wel
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
florida and made for the next week -- there is an even greener light. we know.what the president was reelected and democrats picked up seats in the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think thought even as late as today. the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you know prescind returns from florida. i would like to spend more time on why this has happened and what it means for us going forward. i share the admiration all around 4 president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of a campaign team, that is to identify and turn out voters. the planned it and executed it, and it every step of the way, they knew what votes they needed and went out and got them. they began before election day thinking favorable votes in states where they had put people on the ground to produce. take ileus appear -- technically a superb operation. perhaps some people will think by the fourth or fifth visit -- it did work. the point i want to make beyond that, the technical aspect will get a lot of att
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am EST
transition. host: william is in florida on the line for those that are long-term unemployed. caller: good morning. i've been unemployed since 2008 . i had a front-row seat for the housing bubble. i was in a position to make a lot of money on new construction. i had a painting company and was invested in new equipment. all the sudden, the "for kept coming off the house is. you have to adjust your thinking. i am a freelance artist and a free-lance writer. "there is no such thing as a bad experience for writers, only good experience." you have to take stuff to the pawnshops and borrow money from relatives. this is still in plan for opportunity. for a lot of us, it gets to be a war on the poor. there is job training. how do you sustain yourself? people give up looking for jobs. you just don't have one. the unemployment rate is higher than what the official numbers are saying. guest: he is absolutely right. the unemployment rate if you take into account the people working part-time hours and the people who have had to look for work but have dropped out of the labor market and even people who h
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
morning we'll look at virge. >> now we'll go to jacksonville florida where mitt romney is to speak shortly. he is with jeb bush. >> you ready to take back the white house? i thought you might be. how did you enjoy five for fighting? he's a really good guy. did you enjoy his song "freedom never cries"? this is an important election. this an election about what the future of america is going to be. is our future going to be more debt and more regulation and more taxes? sor our future going to be in less taxes, less regulations and. nibble mitt romney. he's the right candidate at the right time to be the president of the united states. [applause] you know in the state of florida we have 820,000 people out of work, people who will looking for work, people who have given up looking for work. we need someone who understands how jobs are created. that individuals create jobs not government that creates jobs. [applause] . when mitt romney is president he is going to need another united states senator republican nites senator from florida. [applause] how many here have already voted? [appla
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 10:00am EST
in florida. >> he has been a leading mathematician. he said the republican party needs to embrace immigration reform, not just for political reasons but for economic reasons. there is common ground when it comes to immigration on the one aspect of immigration reform that deals with high skilled workers. we need to make sure the brightest who come here to get educated are staying here. because of the other issues involving immigration, border security, folks not highly skilled, that muddies the water. perhaps this election will be the frying pan on the head of the republican party. >> there was talk about romney's change in tone. talk about this message versus substance debate they will probably have to have. should they just be nicer to hispanics? >> the public is more informed than it ever has been because of the internet. we are not getting the job done here in washington. the same is true for the democrats. i was struck by the president's speech. he's never followed up on the 2008 speech. he was not able to fill those lofty promises. he was very powerful. humility. he said, "i
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 10:00am EST
. >> florida republican senator marco rubio was in iowa over the weekend as the keynote speaker at a political fundraiser for republican governor terry branstad. the event marked the governor 65th birthday and took place in altoona, iowa. this is about 45 minutes. >> are you ready? it is now my honor to introduce tonight's great speaker senator marco rubio. [applause] senator rubio first served in the florida house of representatives from 2000 to 2008 and was elected to the u.s. senate in 2012. in the u.s. senate, he serves on commerce, science and transportation, foreign relations, intelligence, and small business and entrepreneurship committee. he has the courage and tenacity to stand up to washington's reckless spending and assaults on the free enterprise system. he is the type of elected officials that we need to restore fiscal discipline in this country and champion job creation. if you ask me, america can expect great things from this man in the years to come. ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm iowa welcome to senator marco rubio. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
the campaign trail. >> this will be a chance to be in florida. he was in virginia last night. he will keep coming back to the midwestern firewall we have talked about a lot. the math has suddenly shot down to the states they're both competing in. it has been amazing to watch them debt in and get out within hours of each other. and sending all their surrogates to the same place. voters are all too easy to have an election day concluded in those states. >> what are you looking for on election night? >> ls is mentioned new hampshire. -- alexis mentioned new hampshire. people are so independently minded. it all the other states that all the math works out or this is a close battle, a new hampshire could come into play. keep your eye on the state. people have a way of shocking you in going against the polls. >> david work is available online at politico.com. the lexus at realpolitics.com. >> you can see this later today at 6:00 p.m. eastern, 3 pacific. >> why would the john wilkes booth team want to assassinate william henry seward? >> this is been the subject of some debate. something tha
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
florida, mr. mica, and the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mica: first of all, mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on s. 19356. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mica: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mica: thank you so much, mr. speaker and my colleagues. welcome back. the congress is back in session today. i guess all people's property and welfare and everything else is now at risk, but i'm pleased to be here to help lessen some of that risk that is a threat which has been offered to the united states in the form of a european union emissions trading scheme. and the bill that i propose today is s. 1956, which replaces a bill that was passed a year ago in october of 2011, and that's h.r. 2594. that's the legislation which i authored which basically does the same thing. and it proh
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
operation of hillary clinton. i think by this hour while they're still counting votes in florida and made for the next week -- there is an even greener light. here is what we know. the president was reelected and democrats picked up seats in the thought even as late as today. the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you know prescind returns from florida. i would like to spend more time on why this has happened and what it means for us going forward. campaign team. the planned it and executed it, they knew what votes they needed and went out and got them. take ileus appear -- technically a superb operation. perhaps some people will think by the fourth or fifth visit -- it did work. i want to point out how much of these elections are about policy, not just about campaign techniques. an example is the ongoing principle that government can be a force for good. government is not always the enemy. the rescue of the auto industry, very important. the second policy that had direct electoral consequences was the decision to reach out to what we know. young p
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
in florida. so it protects all minorities. it makes them particularly in a close state enormous prizes. the idea of who will be the leader of this perfectly good it country can be a tie and that so many tens of millions of people are really disenfranchised because they live in a boosted or wednesday, my thought was, i think it should be controversial, but if you award a federal statute, one electoral vote to the winner of the popular vote, that would eliminate a tie and would make everybody feel that if they wanted to feel that way -- it would make everybody feel they were part of the process, even if they feel -- even if they lived in a 70-30 swing state. >> he know, a couple of points that have been made. it is a rare election that is not decided in some fashion on the margins. yet it does result in an electoral college bonus. ronald reagan got 51% of the popular vote and won an enormous surplus of electoral votes. democrats tried to make the case when the republicans swept all of the senate seats that a shift to 50,000 votes would have given democrats back seven senate seats.
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
called, 3 in california, 1 in north carolina, and one in florida. these have not been called because ballots are still being counted. mostly overseas and military balance, some early voting, especially in arizona. that is what is still being counted. host: are any of these expected to go to a recount? is it just provisional ballots and absentee ballots? guest: i think a couple will go to recounts. the closest, i believe, is in california in the seventh district. i think that will definitely be going to a recount. also in north carolina, the margin is 400 votes in a race with mike macentire. another is inlflorid awhere allen west is behind by 2400 votes. i think c-span viewers are familiar with him and knows he is not somebody that gives up easily. host: what would be the biggest upset from your perspective from the stresses that have not been called? guest: i think the biggest upset would be the race in arizona's second district which is where ron barber is the incumbent. host: that is the aide to former congressman gabby gifford. guest: this was her former seat. he won a special ele
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 7:00am EST
. william from florida. democrat line. good morning. >> good morning. yes. i'll say instead of cutting entitlements like social security or medicaid. with social security, it's one of those things that they've taken money from so why should they cut social security and again when you think about it. we have 51 states. how come we have 437 something people representing 51 states? i think we should cut down the congress before anything else, and then we start on the our stuff. thank you. >> thanks for the call. john in north carolina twitter saying running surplus like every ponzi scheme does at first. political note from the "new york times". former aid to winning a full term after winning a special election. this is a photograph of former congresswoman giffords and later resigned to win on to win the special election back in june and he defeated his republican opponent. who was a retired air force colonel by a margin of 1402 votes. election was declared bow razor thin victory over district in arizona that will remain in democratic hands. take a look at 1935. franklind roosevelt part of
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
battle ground states like virginia and iowa and florida. how we won 332 votes is complicated. it is not just one thing. we will talk about what that means for politics going forward. one thing i learned is better not overlearn lessons that just happened because our country and our politics are changing so very, very rapidly. the important thing now the election is over, hopefully we will have a moment in washington where the lead 76ers will come together and the issues of fiscal policy, job creation and education and immigration and energy, that is no longer the looming issue of we have a re-election. that is done. barack obama has run his last campaign. you have a divided government. the one mandate the american people are sending is a mandate to work together which is focused on us. do not focus on what divides you as politicians, focus on us. i don't offer misplaced optimism often. when you are in washington you can get pessimistic really quick. but i think there is a pathway on immigration reform, a long-term debt reduction deal. continued education reform. that is really the test t
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
states including florida, pennsylvania, colorado, ohio, new york, massachusetts, wisconsin, south carolina, montana, tennessee, hawaii, arizona, rhode island and my own commonwealth of virginia encountered significant but avoidable barriers to casting their ballots. this is not a republican or a democratic problem. this is truly a national bipartisan challenge. it's not a crisis, and to quote president obama, it's one we have to fix. one that -- the senior citizen who may not have had the stamina to stand in line for five hours or the young working mom waiting to vote, worried about the fact that she won't get to the front of the line in time to pick up her kids at daycare. the experience of our constituents on election day amounts to a modern day poll tax on all americans that must be eliminated. 1 years after the 2000 presidential election exposed the deep structural problems that plague our decentralized voting system, our troubles appeared to have worsened, not improved. voting machines, malfunctioning machines showing their age, a shortage of paper ballots, absentee ballots t
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
house races that are in california's 52n't district. florida's 15th district, arizona's2nd district. the fifth race is louisiana's third district between two republican members that will be decided in a september runoff. democrats lead in all races where the winner is still uncalled. if they prevail, the thousands this cycle will be eight seats. one of those races that was referenced in that report is congressman alan west race in florida in that 18th district there. this from the "washington times" today. state and national republican party officials are getting behind the call for the recount in all early votes in st. lucy count you florida. we're staying with this story on the b.p. spill fines that were announced yesterday. we'll go to bethlehem, pennsylvania on the democratic line. dell is waiting. thanks for the call. caller: thank you. professor kind of stole a lot of the things i was going to say, because most people don't know the perspective here. you know, one time british patroleum was owned by the british government and it took care of the whole empire people. and of cou
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 9:30pm EST
up? they discuss pros and cons of the breakup of at&t. >> next, florida republican senator marco rubio. mr. rubio gave the keynote speech last night inside the palace theater. this is about 45 minutes. >> it is now my honor to introduce two nights great speaker, senator marco rubio. -- tonight's great speaker, senator mark rubio. he first served in florida's house of representatives in 2000 and was elected to the house of representatives in 2012. he served on commerce, foreign relations, intelligence, and small business committee. senator rubio has the courage and tenacity to stand up to washington's reckless spending and assault on the free enterprise system. he is just what we need to restore fiscal discipline and champion job creation. if you ask me, america can expect great things from this man in the years to come. please give a warm welcome to senator marco rubio. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you very much. if this thing beeps, i will know what that means. i am honored to be here today. i want to data -- thank all of you for having me. i came from a small schoo
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
romney wins because he's looking out for the coal fields. host: our last call is from florida. good evening. caller: i was just going to comment that i just can't believe how far right winged the republican party has become. i was watching a speech by richard nixon back in the 1950's and he was talking about national healthcare and they've just gone so far to the right where they really have zero social conscience and i'm hoping obama wins. he's talking about things that are important to the american citizen. being just a war machine taking over what great britain did prior to world war ii. host: what about in terms of campaign signs or people coming to your door and the tv and the advertising in florida? caller: we've had two door knocks. what is getting my goat is the synagogues here that were always democratic are now upset with obama's relationship with gnaten i can't had you and they feel like they're not going to be protected by the united states. our country protects israel and i don't get it. i run into so many people who are $40,000 republicans and mitt romney doesn't have
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 2:00pm EST
florida where senator mark a rubio is speaking at a fund-raiser. why is senator rubio at this event? >> normally, they're saying that he is here because he is invited. but this is the first step of getting people in iowa to see if they might consider rubio running for president. he was considering being a candidate in 2012. he was considered for the vice presidency. now he is looking at 2016, believe it or not. this is a republican party right now that does not have a standard bearer. he certainly will be able to shape the direction of the party and coming to iowa this early really lays down a marker as to what condition -- a position he has for a national role in the party. >> the sea have a relationship with the governor of iowa? -- does he have a relationship with the governor of iowa? >> he really is his own franchise here. he is a larger than life figure, very colorful. everyone who has any sort of presidential ambition develops a relationship with him, which is not difficult, i should add. he really is almost like a political cruise director. he makes sure that anyone with pre
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am EST
york times." reporting on general petraeus. our republican line from florida, what is your optimism level? caller: first of all, i am a snowbird from west chester, pa ennsylvania. host: i am going to put you on hold. you are breaking up. i think your cell phone coverage or your connection is not that good. the producer will get on the line with you. daniel in louisiana, the independence line. caller: hello and thank you for taking my call. i am very optimistic and very happy that obama won. i believe the country is going to move forward. he is not going to let the partisanship bring down this country. i always tell people how i came to this country when everybody was talking about reagan. how the deficit was going so much that our grandchildren would have to pay for it. then bush came in and this is the problem we have. i am also concerned about the people who call themselves christians. when you hear them talking, they are more hateful than any other human being. i am very optimistic about this country. host: where are you from originally? caller: i am from nigeria. host: carol, tr
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 10:00am EST
night is a lot of the biggest swing states will be the first states that cone in -- virginia, florida, ohio, they have the most of the perot vote. north carolina is in the next although most people expected to go for romney. we will have a good idea which direction things are headed, but if things get close, we will be talking at the end of the night about colorado, iowa, some of the states in the west like nevada, perhaps. i think we will have a pretty good idea about what is happening early in the night and from there we will see whether the western states actually matter or not. >> i think that va is a very telling state. we focus on va a lot because it is right next door to washington, d.c. but the demographics are very similar to the rest of america. heavily democratic an urban area, nerve -- northern virginia, a very conservative, rural, southern virginia. the race and the demographics is similar to the country at large. the growing hispanic population. also a significant african- american population. if you want to look at a state that is very much epitomizes what the rest of t
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am EST
deeds are two different things. get on the same page. host: let's hear from susan brita, florida. -- susan in tampa. caller: mitt romney is an honorable man. in the winter, in the spring, when the other side was thinking there talons into the democrats, romney was doing his best to get his party's nomination, so he never got his feet off the ground until june. so he is bitter. that is a natural human emotion that we all feel. it was such a devastating loss. i am hearing from republicans all over the country. they are depressed, distraught, heartsick. everybody has that feeling. mitt romney was a candidate for everyone. he did not single out the groups. he just wanted everybody to believe in america. i keep thinking about the story he told the crowd about cutting the flag that was on the shuttle in 1986 and i could see the electricity going through him. he loves america and wants us to love america too. host: to facebook -- twitter -- back to your calls, republicans on 00 only, on the future of your party. mark in arlington, virginia. caller: i think tim pawlenty is absolutely rig
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
look at house races, a debate in the florida 18th congressional district with for the republican congressman allen west and democrat, patrick murphy where representative allen west who currently represents the 22nd district, is now running for the 18th house district. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> democrat patrick murphy, republican allen west, the square off in a one-hour debate. >> this is a newschannel 5 special presentation. >> good evening, and welcome to the debate between our candidates tonight. they are democrat patrick murphy and republican allen west. thank you for joining us. i will be the moderator. as part of our coverage, joining me to ask questions are two of my colleagues. our format is simple. each will be asked a question and they will have one minute to respond. then a 30-second rebuttal. at the end of the broadcast, they will each have one minute to make closing statements. we will try to get through a lot of topics. the first question will go to mr. west and will come from g
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 4:06pm EST
along the east coast, and obviously florida knows something about storms. as a nation we warn of those to of the losses. we-- we mourn those who have been lost. i talk to the governors and mayors every day. i want people to know what i talked to them i talking on behalf of america, and i have told them we will be with them every step of the way until they have fully recovered from the hardships and a crisis, and we will do it together, because that is how we do it in the united states of america. [applause] as heartbroken as we of the end result of the images of families who let that affect it, we also been inspired seeing police officers and firefighters rushing into burning buildings and waiting water to save lives and neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy. leaders of different political parties working together to fix what is broken. we see a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, we will always bounce back. no matter how tough times are, we're all in this together. that we rise or fall as one nation and as one people. that spirit has guided his country along the imp
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 10:30am EST
democrats to put together a state wide scholarship bill. in florida, they had the scholarship program, for kids to get scholarships to go to private schools, when that was passed 10 years ago, we had one member of the black caucus vote for it. when it came up for renewal, we have the majority of black and hispanic caucus vote for it. each of them said we are doing this because it is helping our children. as we move forward, that has got to beat the order of the day for our country. thank you all very much. i appreciate your generosity. i want to take some questions before we have to wrap up. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. i appreciate what you are doing. in california, we have not adopted as much, doctors and twice as you have seen in washington d.c. when we introduce choice, the public schools, the bar will rise because they have to keep up with the charter schools. is that a belief you experienced in washington d.c.? what happened to the public schools and how they performed when that 42% to place? >> it makes a difference. i do not think you can have reform and educa
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 3:24pm EST
for a long time and he predicted 335 electoral votes in florida comes in for president obama, i think simon is just about right. it sounded a little outlandish a few days ago. >> ann? appreciationlaise's for the book, "the victory laps ." when i was canvassing in virginia and i was maybe the fourth person going columbus list and i was asking whether people thought it would vote in the morning or the afternoon, i knew i was carrying and does what he recommended. you never heard me talk about women candidates and i'm so excited about the women were coming in. to be the senator from north dakota and she is a fabulous person. emily's list supports women for congress and it wahasa one loss record. if you compare how much they raised and spent with the success compared to some of the suepr pac's, they did a heck of a lot better job. >> who were the losers? >> the billionaires handing over all that money. >> they got shelly in nevada. >> that's unfortunate. >> they did not get what they thought they were be buying of. >> the biggest loser is carl rove -- karl rove. he would let them keep eve
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
populations, in florida, virginia, less so in colorado. the black population is fairly small. nevada, definitely. the right in the country and especially the ultraconservatives in the republican party had pushed african-americans and hispanics together. they have a politics where sort of a nasty braggadocio, if you watch the primaries, where you have to be slashed and burn in how you attack your enemies, that very much does not go over with hispanics. some of the things that were said -- i have spoken to a well known latino pollster about this. he said a white person has friends and extended family -- that number is 8. a hispanic person has that number at about 50. if you are a slash and burn person, that is your style, you are not going to go over well with latinos. african americans and latinos have been pushed together. if you look at it in class terms, african-americans, the largest proportion of african americans and latinos are working class and have similar interests in terms of government. >> any additional questions? >> you were talking about the turnout during the midterms.
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 1:00am EST
bill. in florida, they had the scholarship program, for kids to get scholarships to go to private schools, when that was passed 10 years ago, we had one member of the black caucus vote for it. when it came up for renewal, we have the majority of black and hispanic caucus vote for it. each of them said we are doing this because it is helping our children. as we move forward, that has got to beat the order of the day for our country. thank you all very much. i appreciate your generosity. i want to take some questions before we have to wrap up. thank you. [applause] k you very much,. . i appreciate what you are doing. in california, we have not adopted as much, doctors and twice as you have seen in washington d.c. when we introduce choice, the public schools, the bar will rise because they have to keep up with the charter schools. is that a belief you experienced in washington d.c.? what happened to the public schools and how they performed when that 42% to place? >> it makes a difference. i do not think you can have reform and education without choice. without choice, there will not
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am EST
nelson from florida who just wondering reelection. but here is my conspiracy- minded way is going on -- let's say ron wind and decided he really want a budget and not one energy, who would be chairman? mary landrieu -- a complete nightmare for the democrats -- coming from an oil-producing state she is really not in line with most of the party on the issues. i had a conversation with a democratic aide not to long ago where i basically said, so, you guys will do everything you can to make sure it does not happen, right? even if patty murray decides not to take budget, you r will ron widen stay there -- their answer was, we do not think we will get to that point. which is estimated will do everything they can to prevent mary landrieu from taking the gavel. but she is close. and any other on the republican side. is it the republican leadership lansing at the thought about new ranking republican member is doing damage to the agenda? chuck grassley, inside -- installed judiciary, and orrin hatch? >> i think both of them have established their bona fides over the past couple of years. i thi
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
, killed in florida, tragically. two weeks after the incident, there was no media coverage of all. a private injustice. the parents start a petition, and then it goes viral. the importance is not just the individual acts of arresting his killer in prosecuting him, but the public. the result, the awareness of the tragic situation of young african-americans not being treated fairly in the justice system or the "stand your ground" laws, where you can almost impunitively shoot someone. that is some of the really exciting things we see. >> in trayvon martin's case, clearly there was an impact, but they were not waiting. they were in there pretty soon, on the case. what i want to ask you -- do you find a difference in the way that companies -- you have a lot of petitions aimed at companies that do specific things. obviously, some have had more political implications. is there a difference in response between business institutions and political institutions? >> politicians are much less responsive. it is easier to change your detergent than your congressman. i tell that to my congressman. b
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
won reelection with 303 electoral votes with florida's 29 still undetermined and over 50% of the popular vote. the national journal hosted several panel discussions breaking down the road to results and looking at the implications for national politics and the congressional agenda. >> it turned out not to be as long night as people expected and we're going to talk about that today and why and look forward to how the president to make go forward from this victory which think is safe to say it was quicker and bigger than many people expected. would you like to tell us how this happened and -- why this happened and how? >> it was bigger than we expected. he really swept the battleground states. the only states that he lost that he had won in 2008, was north carolina which he had won by 14,000 votes in 2008. it was considered a fluke. what that tells us is that the set of assumptions that the obama campaign was operating on was correct. and a set of assumptions that the romney campaign was operating on was not. it's sort of make sense in a way sense obama's theory about the campaign
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
our facebook page. some of your comments on our facebook page. victor is on the phone from florida on the independent line. caller: good morning. host: how are you feeling? caller: the radiation is not my kind of therapy, believe me. i want to wish everybody a happy veterans day. i mean it from the soul, not the words that come out of tv. host: when did you serve? caller: from 1948 until 1972. my comment is on the deficit. all the parties have reasons for what is causing the deficit. most of americans know that -- i have cancer, yes. a tumor. it will cost the american tax payers over half a million dollars just for a what i will be going through on chemotherapy and radiation. a few years back, i found that i had implants that cost $285,000. they want to charge me $1,285 for that. i wrote to the state attorney's office to justify that amount of money. nobody answered my question outside of the state attorney's office. that upset me. so i sat down. what would be the best thing that i could do, which i wrote to obama, i wrote to congress, i wrote to all in medicare -- how to solve thi
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am EST
all doing it. and it's just major corruption. host: fran, jacksonville, florida. yes, we're listening. caller: oh, thank you. i was calling, wanted to know if i heard that excerpt from the wall street journal article correctly, that the president might be relenting on his pledge to not sign anything that didn't have that increase with the upper 1%. host: well, i think it's a little more nuanced than that. it says here again, here's the headline. obama is flexible of highest tax rates. and what it says is that it's not so much that he won't sign anything, it's more of how high the tax rates would go. so does that -- how do you see that? how do you reed that? caller: i would really be disappointed in that, because he's been fighting for that since the beginning. he relented a few years ago in order to save the unemployment insurance for the unemployed people and some other stipulations that were being held hostage by the g.o.p. but he doesn't have to do that any more. and right after he did that, they called that his tax breaks for the wealthy. and he absolutely didn't want to
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
infer florida. you saw young voters actually exceeding in most states their turnout from four years ago to the surprise of most analyst. you saw african turn out even though the excitement was four years ago, you saw a real determination there to support the president and you saw african-american rise in a lot of places. that is getting a lot of attention as it should. you have to understand electorate to understand presidential politics. but the president carried most of the key swush suburban counties t. states that are the four heaviest in white population the president won all four of them. so it may be convenient to say we drove good turnout in the latino and african-american community but it's more complex because the president won swing suburban voters and women voters all over the country. presidential campaigns are complicated t. pursuit of 270 electoral votes is complicated. how we won 332 is complicated. it's not just one thing and we'll talk a lot about what that means for politics going forward. one thing i've learn sd you better not overlearn lessons of leck that is ju
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
tampa florida socialite and the general commander of the war in afghanistan. their main question was a national security threatened? the extramarital affair was between the general petraus and paula broadwell. is a sense harassing e-mails to a woman -- who they say send harassing e-mails to a woman, jill kelley. jill kelley treated thousands of applications messages with the general john allen. possible evidence of another inappropriate relationship. defense secretary leon panetta speaking earlier today and australia says he has continued confidence in a general john allen to remain as commander of united states forces in afghanistan, despite his connection to the scandal. we will hear more on the scandal later today when president obama holds his news conference. you can hear it live at 1:30 eastern on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the miami book fair international is live this weekend on book tv. we have two days of non-fiction books, interviews and your calls, e-mails and tweets. featured offers include bill o'reilly, and a look at christop
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
were approved at the state level -- florida,at one point, we had 700 approved providers. that's not a good position for us to be in in that market either. district would say we have hordes of providers coming to their districts that they had no control. i think south carolina has that -- districts can pick the five providers they want to work with. i think we're seeing more and more districts have more control. if ses is still around in the area. i hate that's what we're going -- i think that is what we're going to move to, states that continue to approve providers will move to stay in the district where they can approve the providers to work with or have more input into what happens in the program because that wasn't happening before. >> we're just about out. i do want to hear -- as we look at a second obama term, there is one change in federal policy that would help us tap the ability of the private sector to serve kids in communities as well and deal with malfeasance or concerns, what one thing which you like to see? >> the performance-based or outcome-based pay would be a huge shi
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